Dear Cornwall Council,

I have noted that in their latest list of members the BPA (British Parking Association) lists yourselves:
https://www.britishparking.co.uk/BPA-Mem...

The BPA is not a highly regarded organisation by many motorists and seen as ineffective in regulating the private parking operators who make up the bulk of its membership; MPs in the House of Commons have also echoed these concerns.

Therefore, can you please provide the following information about your membership:
- The date you first become a member.
- The reason for becoming the member.
- How it benefits your residents by being a member.
- Benefits received by being a member of the BPA.
- The annual costs for being a member of the BPA.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jonathan WIlliams

Cornwall Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI)/Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) request - Reference FOI-101004264841. In normal
circumstances we will provide a response within 20 working days of
receiving your request. There may be a small number of occasions where we
may need to extend the 20 working day deadline. We will inform you if this
is likely.

Cornwall Council is made up of many different services and additionally,
wholly owned companies who are responsible for areas such as housing and
highways. Your request will be logged by the Central FOI team and in most
cases will be forwarded on to the relevant service or wholly owned company
to respond directly.

There may be some instances where we will need to contact you in the order
to clarify parts of your request. In this instance we will not be able to
progress your request until clarification has been received.

Under the Act, we will be unable able to process any request where the
actual cost to the authority in terms of staff hours comes to more than
£450. If this is the case we will help you to narrow the request to take
it under any cost limit. In a small number of other cases, a charge may
apply such as with certain environmental information, but we will let you
know if this applies.

We deal with around 2000 FOI/EIR requests for information each year, with
the cost to the Council (not to the customer) ranging between £25 and £450
per request. You may be able to find the information by checking previous
responses on our [1]Disclosure Log, the Council's Publication Scheme, or
by checking the Council's website at www.cornwall.gov.uk. Therefore if you
do subsequently find the information you require by this method and no
longer wish us to process your request, please do let us know.

Further information on the FOI process in general can be found at
[2]www.cornwall.gov.uk/foi

As personal information belongs to you have the right to:

We will only process the information input on this form to deal with your
Freedom of Information Request.

The information you provide may be shared across the various service areas
of Cornwall Council, as well as the Council's wholly owned Group of
Companies (such as Cormac, Cornwall Housing, Cornwall Airport Newquay &
Cornwall Development Company), in order to fully investigate and answer
the request.

You have a right to withdraw consent to your Freedom of information
request at at any time by contacting: Freedom of Information, New County
Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY or [3][Cornwall Council request email]

If you would like to access any of the information we hold about you or
have concerns regarding the way we have processed your information, please
contact: Data Protection Officer, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Truro,
TR1 3AY.

Email: [4][email address] Tel: 01872 326424

We would prefer you to contact us in the first instance to give us the
opportunity to see if we can put things right. However, if you are unhappy
with the way we have processed your information, or how we have responded
to your request to exercise any of your rights in relation to your data,
you can raise your concerns direct with the Information Commissioner's
Office.

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Web: [5]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Further details can be found on the full [6]privacy policy.

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in accordance with the relevant legislation and may need to be disclosed
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EGD - Freedom of Information, Cornwall Council

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached a letter formally enclosing the Council’s response to
your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

If you have difficulty in opening the attachment, please let me know.

 

Kind regards

 

Marc Allen | Senior Business Officer

Cornwall Council |Planning & Sustainable Development (01872) 323984

[1]www.cornwall.gov.uk | 'Onen hag oll'

Room 117, St Austell One Stop Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

By contacting Cornwall Council, your enquiry will be referred to the
service that is best placed to deal with your initial enquiry. The first
stage of the processing of your data will be done under public task
processing. In processing your data you have the right to stop the
processing of this data, have data we hold on you rectified or in certain
cases erased.  If you would like to know what data we hold on you, or to
exercise any of these rights you should contact the data protection
officer at Cornwall Council on: [2][email address] or via phone on:
01872 326424.

 

 

This e-mail and attachments are intended for above named only and may be
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